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AMORPHIS: 'Circle' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have set "Circle" as the title of their eleventh album, due on April 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" were handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such bands as CHILDREN ...

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LOST SOCIETY: 'Trash All Over You' Single Available For Streaming, Download

Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY will release their debut album, "Fast Loud Death", on March 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM) in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) and it features cover artwork by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, SANCTUARY, VENOM). The ...

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AMORPHIS: New Album Title, Concept And Release Date Revealed

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have set "Circle" as the title of their eleventh album, due on April 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" were handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such bands as CHILDREN ...

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LOST SOCIETY: Debut Album Details Revealed

Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY will release their debut album, "Fast Loud Death", on March 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM) in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) and it features cover artwork by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, SANCTUARY, VENOM). Commented ...

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HIM: Performance Footage Of New Song From Helsinki

Finnish love metallers HIM performed a brand new song entitled "I Will Be The End Of You" during their headlining concert at the Helldone festival on December 29 at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. HIM recently finished recording its ninth full-length album, "Tears On Tape", at ...

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THE MAN-EATING TREE Parts Ways With Singer

THE MAN-EATING TREE — the atmospheric metal band featuring former SENTENCED drummer Vesa Ranta alongside current/former members of POISONBLACK, REFLEXION and EMBRAZE — has issued the following update: "Unfortunately, we have to inform that Tuomas [Tuominen] does not continue any longer in our band as a vocalist. Various musical and also non-musical aspects led us ...

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HIM Performs Brand New Song In Turku; Video Available

Finnish love metallers HIM debuted a brand new song entitled "I Will Be The End Of You" during their headlining concert last night (Wednesday, December 26) at Klubi in Turku, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of Nalle Österman). HIM recently finished recording its ninth full-length album, "Tears On ...

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AMORPHIS: Performance Footage Of New Song, Video Interview With TOMI JOUTSEN Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS performing a brand new song — tentatively titled "Mehtä" (English-language translation: "The Forest") — on December 14 at Klubi in Turku, Finland can be seen below. Also available is a new two-part video interview with AMORPHIS vocalist Tomi Joutsen conducted by Marine Crepiat of

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TOURNIQUET: Drum-Cam Footage From 'Antiseptic Bloodbath' Recording Sessions

Video footage of Ted Kirkpatrick of Christian metallers TOURNIQUET laying down the drums for the song "Chart Of The Elements" during the recording sessions for the band's new album, "Antiseptic Bloodbath", can be seen below. "Antiseptic Bloodbath" was released earlier this year via Pathogenic Records. The CD features guest guitar solos by Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH), ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Completes Mixing 'Ugly Noise'

Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have completed mixing their new album, "Ugly Noise", and the CD has been "handed over to mastering," according to the band. Audio samples of two songs from the effort — "Ugly Noise" and "Play Your Part" — can be streamed below. "Ugly Noise" will be released digitally on December ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: New Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have uploaded video footage of a recent rehearsal featuring three fifths of the band's current lineup. Check it out below. Audio samples of two new songs — "Ugly Noise" and "Play Your Part" — from FLOTSAM AND JETSAM can be streamed below. The tracks come off the band's new ...

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STRATOVARIUS Completes Work On New Album

Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS have finished mastering their new album at Finnvox studio in Helsinki, Finland with Mika Jussila (NIGHTWISH, AMORPHIS, SENTENCED). According to the band, the follow-up to 2011's "Elysium" "sounds awesome!" A spring 2013 release is expected. STRATOVARIUS's new DVD, "Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live In Tampere", recently entered the Music DVD ...

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HIM Frontman Interviewed On Russia's 'Radio Maximum' (Audio)

On October 31, vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish love metallers HIM was interviewed on Russia's Radio Maximum. You can now listen to audio clips of the chat in the YouTube clip below. HIM's new greatest-hits album, "XX - Two Decades Of Love Metal", includes the band's's new cover version of the song "Strange World", originally ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: 'Ugly Noise' Cover Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Ugly Noise", the new album from Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, can be seen below. The CD will be released on November 21. When asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the new album, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM guitarist Michael Gilbert told Metal Army America in July, "I worked ...

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FORGOTTEN TOMB: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

Italy's black/rock/doom metal outfit FORGOTTEN TOMB will release its sixth full-length album , entitled "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil", on October 30 in Europe and on November 6 in North America via Agonia Records. The CD is now available for streaming in its entirety until October 22 using the SoundCloud player below. More powerful ...

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DREAM THEATER, SYMPHONY X Members To Guest On new LALU Album

DREAM THEATER's Jordan Rudess has contributed keyboard parts and co-written a piece for the new album from LALU, the heavy/progressive project led by French composer Vivien Lalu. Entitled "Atomic Ark", the long-awaited follow-up to 2005's "Oniric Metal" will feature cover artwork by Travis Smith of Seempieces (OPETH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, NEVERMORE, ICED EARTH, DEATH, AMORPHIS) and ...

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AMORPHIS: Third Studio Webisode Available

Finnish melancholic dark metal forerunners AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled 11th album for a March/April 2013 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Production and mixing duties for the follow-up to 2011's "The Beginning Of Times" are being handled by HYPOCRISY and PAIN mastermind Peter Tägtgren, who has previously worked with such ...

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Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Is Officially Sold Out

All 75,000 tickets to next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival have been sold — a little more than a month after being made available. This marks the eighth time in a row that Wacken Open Air is sold out and it is the event's fastest sellout ever. The next Wacken Open Air ...

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